River Birch Tree

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Planting Zones 4-9
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
Sun And Shade,
November Through April
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
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River Birch Tree Description

River Birch-Betula Nigra 

The River birch tree is the most popular tree with colorful peeling bark. The Betula nigra has a nature of growing in water, floods, swamps, and alongside the riverbank, so they are commonly named River birch trees. They are native to the Eastern and Southern United States.

These are very tall plants with 40-70 feet in height and 40-60 feet in width. These trees are multi-trunked trees, as multiple trunks arise upward, forming an oval shape. These 60 feet tall trees need total sun exposure and heat to grow well, and they are never disturbed by high temperatures.

At the same time, they will provide a soothing effect and shade in the scorching sun. People usually call them the “shade tree.” These trees have a growing zone of 4-8. It is the only landscape tree that can adapt to hot and cold climates and can be grown in higher elevations. Buy these trees today because it beautifies your landscape with ornaments and introduces fox valley resistance against Bronze birch borer.

River birch loves to grow in wet and clay soils, but they are very adaptive to any ground, either with alkaline, acidic or neutral ph

This tree has a beauty that can make any dull landscape garden exceptionally charming. The diamond-shaped green leaves are pretty rare, but this unique quality is no big deal for this tree. The size of leaves varies from 1 and a half inches to 3 and a half inches long, 3/4 inch to 2 and a half inches wide.

The double-toothed diamond leaves intensify the tree’s beauty as soon as they gleam magnificently when the sunlight touches them. The green leaves switch their color into gold in the fall season, making the site worth watching.

In these trees, both male and female catkins are present on the same plant. The harvesting season of this tree is late spring and early summer, in which they are free from birch borers. It is a fast-growing tree that grows by 32-36 inches per year. This plant’s rapid and fast growth habit is one of the best qualities to make you have it. The tree's life span is 75 years, and it is shipped as dormant and 2-3’ bare-root. 


The quality of year-round interest of the tree is show-stealing. It has one of the most aesthetic qualities of peeling barks in different colors. At a very young age, the River birch tree has reddish-brown patches on silver bark and brown that are likely to be black at an older age. 

The barks of the tree will give your garden a new, fresh, and young vibe with every seasonal change. Not only that, but during the winters, the appearance of cinnamon-colored barks with gold-colored leaves will give you a feeling of ultimate warmth and serenity.


River Birch, Betula Nigra is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping


Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Can’t wait to watch it grow

    Posted by Belt Nelson on Jan 06, 2022

    Packed well and looks very healthy thanks so much will be ordering again soon.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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